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Student visa demand for US skyrockets

More than 100 students and their families participated in Student Visa Day activities at the US Consulate in Kolkata.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 16 Jun 2024, 6:53 am

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The US Mission to India’s Consular Team interviewed more than 3,900 student visa applicants during the 8th Annual Student Visa Day across the country, including in the US Consulate General Kolkata on June 13.

Mission India used the opportunity to highlight their strong commitment to higher education and the growing educational ties between the United States and India, stated a release.

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The day-long event included programming and engagement with applicants and their families about studying in the United States, it stated.

During the event, ambassador Eric Garcetti shared his best wishes for all Indian students, stating, “Every international student on a US campus represents tremendous accomplishment - years of study and hard work that went into preparing for academic excellence.  Like those who went before, today’s Indian students also represent tremendous potential - the knowledge you will unlock, the new skills and opportunities you will experience, and the relationships you will build are worth the investment.  Each student is an ambassador for India.  Together we are taking the US-India relationship forward!” 

More than 100 students and their families participated in Student Visa Day activities at the US Consulate in Kolkata. Students and their families met with educational experts from EducationUSA and spoke with Consulate officials about what to expect when studying in the United States, it mentioned.  

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Parents and family members also had the opportunity to ask Consulate staff questions to learn more about the experiences their students will have, it stated.  

The United States remains the number one higher education destination for Indian students, with studies showing 69 percent of Indian students prefer a US education to any other destination, it mentioned.  

Indian students preparing to travel to the United States can learn about the student visa process by visiting bit.ly/EdUSAIndiaPDO24 and joining a pre-departure orientation (PDO) hosted by EducationUSA, the official source of information for higher education in the United States, it added.

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